From My Brainpan…

So this is where I blahhhhg.
Witty, serious, sentimental, dark, bright, heated, or plain old “wtf!?” you’ll find it here.
My dear friend June told me, “The world is a better place when you are writing Karen.”
So that is what I’d like to do…make my corner better.

leaf on deck
learning to live more simply…

Every time I travel lately, I am reminded of my desire to simplify. Everything. pack lighter. carry lighter. be. lighter. It's a work in progress. 40+ years of accumulating things...

me and the girls
Red, Red Wine…

Something happens every time UB40's version of Red, Red Wine comes on the radio. My heart does a nostalgic little flip-flop and I smile...

Tree
eleven eleven

When I was in junior high, (oh, so many moons ago!) my friends and I would make a wish when the digital clock face, blinking red, displayed all the same numbers. Maybe you did it too. 1:11, 2:22, 3:33, etc.To us, the crème de la crème,...

KG
when life brings you to your knees…

Years ago, I read an article on Richard Thomas (John Boy.) On the topic of his divorce he said something along the lines of the following:"I don't care who you are, at some point, life will bring you to your knees."    grief is a terrible thing. it...

Abandoned Barn-style
the one I didn’t want to share…

I have suffered from panic attacks most of my life.My first one hit when I was 12. I had no idea what was happening, only that I was shaking terribly, crying, heart pounding, couldn't breathe, spinning-dizzy, couldn't calm down, couldn't go to sleep. It felt...